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Seven civilians killed, 30 injured in Armenian attacks near occupied Nagorno-Karabakh

28 September 2020 [15:23] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Akbar Mammadov

Armenia fired heavy artillery on Azerbaijan’s densely populated villages in the morning, killing two more civilians and injuring three others, which brought the number of killed and injured people to 7 and 30 respectively, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on September 28.

The Prosecutor General’s Office said that Aliyev Mehman, born in 1975, died from shrapnel falling near the administrative building of the District Court located on Heydar Aliyev Avenue in Tartar city.

Resident of Evoghlu village of Aghdam district, Pashayev Joshgun, born in 1979, was also killed as a result of Armenian shelling on the civilian infrastructure on the same day. 

An ambulance driver in Tartar city, Asadov Ganbar, born in 1968, the military police officer in the car Huseynov Fakhraddin Farman oglu, born in 1994, as well as another resident of Tartar city, Ibrahimov Tural Firdovsi oglu, born in 1991 also received shrapnel wounds.

Furthermore, the Prosecutor General’s Office emphasized that Armenian forces have chosen densely populated areas - regional and rural centres, civil infrastructure objects - hospitals, medical centres, school buildings, kindergartens as targets.

A criminal case has been initiated by Aghdam and Tartar Prosecutor's Office under Article 120.2.1 (deliberate murder committed by a group of persons, on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, by an organized group or criminal community (organization)), Article 120.2.4 (deliberate murder committed with special cruelty or in publicly dangers way), Article 120.2.7 (deliberate murder of two or more persons), Article 120.2.12 (deliberate murder on the motive of national, racial, religious hatred or enmity), Article 100.2 (conducting aggressive war), and other articles of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.

The Prosecutor General’s Office said that Armenia subject civilians, numerous houses and objects, as well as household premises to intensive artillery fire, grossly violating its commitments under the Geneva Conventions, and neglecting the basic norms and principles of international humanitarian law.

It conducts the necessary documentation and collects evidence to ensure that servicemen of the Armenian Armed Forces who have committed various crimes are prosecuted and punished in accordance with international law.

It should be noted that on September 27, five members of one family in the Azerbaijani village of Gashalti, Naftalan region were killed a result of Armenian shelling. Two of the killed family members are children-Gurbanova Fidan (14-year-old) and Gurbanov Shahriyar (13-year-old), two are older people-Gurbanov Elbrus (69-year-old) and Gurbanova Shafayat (64-year-old), and a middle-aged woman Amirova Afag (39-year-old).

Armenian armed forces launched a large-scale operation in the front-line zone on September 27 at 6 am, shelling the positions of the Azerbaijani army from large-calibre weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibres. 

Azerbaijan launched a counter-offensive operation along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. Azerbaijan liberated seven villages and several strategic heights during the first day of the clashes.

The Azerbaijani army on September 27 liberated strategically-important Murov height and destroyed the positions of the Armenian armed forces in the direction of the Agdere district and Murovdag. 

Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov also said on September 27 that Azerbaijan liberated Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari Abdulrahmanli villages of Fizuli district, Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil district.


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